Photo of Ernie taken by me in Tegal


Aduh, I’'ve put so much pressure to myself lately. Fabio is going to be away at the same time I’m away for Ernie’s wedding. He’s going to Jakarta for a week and then flying to Aceh for a few days to attend one of the supervision missions of Aceh Forest and Environment Project. SO that means I'’ve got to do a lot of stuff before he goes to those two places so that he can be better-prepared for the interviews. *sigh* Capeeeekkkkk.....

Anyway. One more working day to go, then flying out to Jakarta then Medan. I'’m excited!!! I haven'’t seen Ernie for a while now and it'’ll be good to see her again. Especially for this special occasion: her wedding! I believe neither of us had any clue at all that she would get married like at this time of the year. If you knew Ernie back then, you would have described her as this career woman who wanted to pursue a lot of things in life (marriage was one of them, but we didn't think it was a number one thing, neither did she, I guess). And also the fuss about her ex who had always haunted her... So when she met Ken in Bali just a little bit over a year ago, who would have guessed it would have progressed this much and this soon that he could take her to the altar of a commitment?

What a lucky guy.
What a lucky woman.

Hope the best for you two. Hope the best for me, too (what am I talking about?)

And let's have fun at your wedding and Lake Toba! HORAS!!!

North Sumatra, I'm coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here's the email my sister sent me today and got me freaked out.


dear carla,
tgl 22 ai kecelakaan. kepalanya bocor. jatuh dari kursi di meja belakang pas kena semen yang buat cuci baju. aq ditelpon mama lsg pulang tak bawa ke rsi jemursari. jahitan 8. pas di belakang kepala.
sekarang udah gak apa. besok jum'at balik ke rsi kontrol jahitan. untung kepala tengkorak gak pecah,
bisa gegar otak. tapi sekarang udah gak apa kok....
malem dr rumah sakit wes penekan pager maneh.. arek itu terlalu aktif. medeni.


I'm so so so so so so SAD. and WORRIED! My lovely niece!!!!!!!!!!